“Ghost in the Graveyard! Run, Run, Run!”: Discovering the Hiding Places of Defenses by Using the TCTS with Children and Adolescents (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Julie Cradock O’Leary Session Abstract: While the Thurston Cradock Test of Shame (TCTS) can be used with children, teens and adults, most evaluators only use it with adults. This case discussion begins with a brief review of the TCTS, to set the context for the cases presented. Test co­author Julie Cradock O'Leary will … Continue reading “Ghost in the Graveyard! Run, Run, Run!”: Discovering the Hiding Places of Defenses by Using the TCTS with Children and Adolescents (1.5 CE Credits)

“The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Diane H. Engelman Session Abstract: SPA's 2021 convention theme is Advancing Standards in Personality Assessment. Advancements evolve from ideas and experiences, both old and new. In the 1950s, psychiatrist Karl Menninger rallied colleagues to the "indispensable flame" of Hope in dealing with patients. In 2018, Rorschachiana (Vol 39, Issue 1) published an … Continue reading “The Indispensable Flame”: Hope as Healing in Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment (1.25 CE Credits)

A Resilience and Recovery Focused Model of Psychological Assessment – Workshop J (3.5 CE Credits)

May 5 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT) Presenters:  Rachel Cavallaro, PsyD | University of Hartford and University of Colorado: Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) Harlan Austin, PhD | University of North Texas and University of Colorado: Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) Workshop Information: Psychological assessment evolved out of the symptom-focused … Continue reading A Resilience and Recovery Focused Model of Psychological Assessment – Workshop J (3.5 CE Credits)

A Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Tomoko Miwa Session Abstract: This case discussion presents a classic case of hikikomori in a male adolescent in Japan. The first presenter will describe hikikomori, a phenomenon and syndrome once unique to Japan, but increasingly found worldwide. It is a condition whereby an individual becomes an extreme recluse. Individuals with hikikomori often … Continue reading A Window into Hikikomori, an Increasingly Global Syndrome of Shutting Out Society (1.5 CE Credits)

Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Steven Anthony Sola Session Abstract: Contemporary psychotherapeutic practice including, but not limited to, psychoanalysis, psychodynamic psychotherapy, relational and intersubjective psychotherapies, narrative psychotherapy, and modern forms of family therapy, often rely on case formulations that call for a broader and more enlarged approach to the assessment process. But contemporary therapists all too often … Continue reading Advancing Personality Assessment: The Hermeneutic Approach (1.75 CE Credits)

Applying R-PAS to Children – Workshop K (3.5 CE Credits)

May 10 | 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT) Presenters: Donald Viglione, PhD | CSPP, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University - San Diego Jessica Lipkind, PsyD | Private Practice & West Coast Children's Clinic Workshop Information: This half-day workshop provides information to support applying and interpreting the Rorschach Performance Assessment System (R-PAS) with … Continue reading Applying R-PAS to Children – Workshop K (3.5 CE Credits)

Assessment of Diverse and Minority Populations: Considerations in Personality Assessment Training – Roundtable Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

MARCH 19TH | 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM (ET) Session Abstract: Graduate training in personality assessment indelibly includes the consideration of diversity-related issues. Various models attempt to reconcile how diverse factors play into personality and mental health more broadly, such as the ADDRESSING model (Hays, 1996, 2008), intersectionality theories (Crenshaw, 1989), and Minority-Stress Model (Meyer, 2003). … Continue reading Assessment of Diverse and Minority Populations: Considerations in Personality Assessment Training – Roundtable Discussion (1.5 CE Credits)

Assessment Supervision within a Multicultural Context: Fostering Thinking Space for Supervisees and Supervisors – Workshop B (7 CE Credits)

March 10 | 11:00 am - 7:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Christy Hobza, PsyD | Independent Practice and NYU Leighko Yap, PsyD | Independent Practice Kinshasa Bennett, PhD | The Wright Institute Workshop Information: Maintaining a positive and trusting relationship is important when providing assessment supervision; however, sometimes we miss each other due to cultural differences, … Continue reading Assessment Supervision within a Multicultural Context: Fostering Thinking Space for Supervisees and Supervisors – Workshop B (7 CE Credits)

Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: Christopher J. Hopwood Session Abstract: The focus of this symposium is the clinical assessment of interpersonal dynamics. Asan and Pincus will examine the associations of several common clinical measures of schizotypy across interpersonal circumplex surfaces. Kehl and colleagues will examine how the convergence of interpersonal values and efficacies is related to interpersonal problems. Meisel and colleagues … Continue reading Clinical Assessment of Interpersonal Dynamics (1.5 CE Credits)

Clinical Issues in Family Court Evaluations (1.5 CE Credits)

Corresponding Author Information: James Loving Session Abstract: This symposium will discuss a wide range of issues that confront evaluators in various Family Court contexts.  Our series of presentations will range from broad topics that are encountered in all family court situations to more narrow and specialized issues.  As such, we hope to be informative to … Continue reading Clinical Issues in Family Court Evaluations (1.5 CE Credits)